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Mobile Content Flash Newsletter Happenings, June 2, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:31 pm | News | Comments

Mobile Marketing Forum, Mobile Content Off Deck, Mobile Game Conference

Handset-Based Personal Navigation to Reach 12 Million by 2009

February 27, 2007 8:29 pm | News | Comments

A new research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight forecasts that shipments of handset-based personal navigation solutions in the United States and Europe will reach 12 million units by 2009. In 2005, about 1 million units were shipped. Handset-based personal navigation solutions are expected to grow by 86 percent year-on-year.

TI, Aerocomm Let You Have it Your Way

February 27, 2007 8:29 pm | News | Comments

AeroComm has introduced the ZB2430 "ZigBee Your Way" transceiver. Based on the Texas Instruments (TI) 802.15.4 System-on-Chip and Z-Stack technology, ZB2430 provides OEMs with improved wireless performance in the areas of power consumption, integration, range, features and functionality.

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SDK Helps Develop High-Performance Embedded Bluetooth Server

February 27, 2007 8:29 pm | News | Comments

Hypertag, a company that uses Bluetooth technology to make poster advertising campaigns interactive, has introduced a new generation of its content server technology.  The new hardware allows the current PC server to be replaced with a small embedded system containing an array of Bluetooth subsystems, each running in hostless mode.

Sponsors, Ads May Drive Down Mobile TV Costs

February 27, 2007 8:28 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS - More than 800 TV producers, content providers, wireless carriers and mobile TV startups filled a ballroom at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here yesterday to learn more about wireless entertainment and the mobile TV opportunity at the NATPE Mobile ++ conference hosted by iHollywood Forum.

Start-up Cascada Targets Viral Distribution

February 27, 2007 8:28 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

There's an inherent difficulty in finding interesting content using a mobile phone, especially beyond the top deck of applications the handsets display. A start-up company called Cascada Mobile thinks it has the answer by making it easy to create peer-to-peer distribution.

Sprint Gets Awfully Chatty

February 27, 2007 8:28 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel appears to be raising the bar on mobile chatting. The company today announced the availability of three new ways to chat or keep in touch with friends anywhere: Jumbuck Island, The Lounges and Webdate Mobile.

Andrew Goes for Gold in Turin

February 27, 2007 8:28 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Andrew Corporation announced this week that it has completed the first phase of a multi-operator cellular system that will allow attendees of the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, to have wireless services, including broadband, anywhere in the city's underground transportation system.

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Sirific Intros New WEDGE Transceiver

February 27, 2007 8:28 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It's wasn't always a slam dunk, but Sirific Wireless says it has completed the development process to provide a single-chip CMOS high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)/WEDGE RF transceiver.

Sisterhood Gears Up for Content

February 27, 2007 8:28 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

It's a girl thing, guys. You're just gonna have to deal. Sisterwoman.com is coming this spring, and company officials say it will provide content and access on various media, including wireless, to give women an environment to communicate privately with close friends or openly with the larger "Sisterwoman community."

Groove Mobile Powers New Zealand Service

February 27, 2007 8:27 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Telecom New Zealand launched the Telecom Music Store, a mobile music store the operator is offering throughout the country. Groove Mobile's mobile technology is powering the new service.

News Briefs for Dec. 20, 2005

February 27, 2007 8:27 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Wi-Fi Alliance, Calypso Wireless, Sleipner S.A., Nortel, Yamaha, fSONA Systems and ARC Wireless Solutions.

Enterprise Screams for Network Security

February 27, 2007 8:27 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

As the pool of mobile devices in the corporate network grows, businesses are trying as never before to marshal their resources to protect them, say analysts. And network security providers are scrambling to differentiate their offerings, as awareness among IT managers picks up. "There has been a change in mentality," says Michael Voellinger, vice president of enterprise wireless solutions at Te

Extended Hotel Stay for Wireless

February 27, 2007 8:27 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Given the choice, most people would probably use their cell phone in a hotel room rather than pick up the room's wallet-draining wired phone. There's no doubt about it – wired phones in hotel rooms are collecting dust. Of course, wired phones likely won't be ripped out any time soon. Too many guest services – such as room service, room-to-room calling and wake-up calls – are t

Green Field or Black Hole?

February 27, 2007 8:27 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Even though broadband is available competitively in a variety of forms in suburban and urban areas, the same isn't necessarily true for many rural areas in the United States. Those areas, with vast spaces between subscribers or located in hard-to-reach topographies, can be quite expensive to serve with big wireline pipes.

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